It is hard in a brief forum post to convey the "tone" of a comment. No doubt about that. I think it does help to consider that if this discussion was taking place around the campfire would that person be more likely to be expressing the idea in a "hostile" tone or a "friendly" one? My default assumption is that it would be a friendly exchange of ideas. If someone called me an SOB I'm not sure I would assume they meant Swell Old Boy but in general friendly disagreement is probably the intent.
On the OP's intended uses "recharging batteries or tire inflation" Normally it takes a long time to charge a deep cycle battery
. They are designed to provide power at a slower rate and take on a charge the same way. So it is highly probable that generator run time will be fairly long if the battery
charge is low. It is one of the things that make solar
viable, it provides a long low rate of charge which suits deep cycles well.
There are some converters that claim to have a smart technology to do a "boost" charge to shorten that time. Progressive Dynamics includes this feature on some models. I can't speak to how well it works personally but other members have spoken well of them.
Previous discussion on the forum have left me with the impression that the 12 volt outlet/hookup provided on a generator is a poor way to charge you batteries. Better to have a good converter in camper and plug the camper in. Or a good battery charger.
Tire inflator will have power if you have a tow vehicle or a trailer battery to connect it to. Some have added a 12 volt outlet on the outside of the trailer that facilitates that. Not sure I would bother but it could be useful to have an outlet for 12 volt items outside. In any event consider how you would plug in the inflator and make sure your inflator cord is of sufficient length to get to your tires
from you power source.
Yamaha and Honda are both noted for making small, low noise and fuel efficient generators. You have a range of approx. 350 to 2000 watts, do consider the demands of an AC unit if you intend to add that to your list of uses. You might start with the reviews on Amazon for Honda or Yamaha 350 or 1000 or 2000, there is also a 3000 but that is starting to get into a heavier bulkier generator.
I find most campers are friendly and courteous. In several decades of camping I find it rare to meet rude ones, not unheard of, just rare. Probably why it is so annoying when you encounter one. However people have different tolerance levels or standards for what behaviors bother them just as some folks have different ideas of what is acceptable behavior. Parents of young kids are used to the noise kids make when playing, others may be bothered more. It is a public place so there has to be some give and take.
I did find it somewhat annoying the one time I ended up next to someone that is in a beautiful rustic campground and spent all weekend inside watching TV or playing cards and running a generator but unless the rules bar that I guess I figure it is their vacation I just have to accept it or move. Instead I went swimming, beat AC and the beach was not in earshot of the generator. Adapt, Overcome! And maybe let the air out of their tires
at night. Just Kidding.